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The Resource A year and a day, Leslie Pietrzyk, (electronic resource)

A year and a day, Leslie Pietrzyk, (electronic resource)

Label
A year and a day
Title
A year and a day
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Pietrzyk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Alice dreams of her first kiss, goes to sleepovers, makes prank calls, auditions for Our Town, and tries to pass high school biology. It's 1975, and at first look her life would seem to be normal ... and unexceptional. But in the world that "genuine and fully developed talent" (Washington Post) Leslie Pietrzyk paints, every moment she chronicles is revealed through the kaleidoscope of loss, stained by the fact that Alice's mother, Annette, without warning, apology, explanation, or note, deliberately parks her car on the railroad tracks, in the path of an oncoming train. In the emotional year that follows, Alice and her older brother find themselves in the care of their great-aunt, forced to cope and move forward after their catastrophic loss. Lonely and confused, Alice absorbs herself in her mother's familiar rituals, trying to recapture their connection--only to be stunned by the sound of her mother's voice speaking to her clear as day as she flips Sunday-morning pancakes. Driven to understand who her mother was, Alice distances herself from her girlfriends and brother as she engages in "conversations" with Annette. As Alice works through her grief, she slowly begins to see Annette as an individual--separate from simply "my mother"--And ultimately embraces the bittersweet knowledge that the lives to which we are most intimately connected often remain the most mysterious of all
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pietrzyk, Leslie
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.I428
LC item number
Y43 2008eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Mothers
  • Children of suicide victims
  • Grief
  • Maternal deprivation
  • Spiritualism
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Great-aunts
Label
A year and a day, Leslie Pietrzyk, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061724275
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Note
EBOOK
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CF968AF5-57BB-4499-BC60-2F6FE1BAB2B5
System control number
  • 2162157
  • 612866
  • (OCoLC)ocn261225356
  • (OCoLC)261225356
  • (OCoLC)ocm261225356
  • 4503-05860
  • (OUa)vtls000847450
  • 2162157
Label
A year and a day, Leslie Pietrzyk, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780061724275
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Note
EBOOK
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CF968AF5-57BB-4499-BC60-2F6FE1BAB2B5
System control number
  • 2162157
  • 612866
  • (OCoLC)ocn261225356
  • (OCoLC)261225356
  • (OCoLC)ocm261225356
  • 4503-05860
  • (OUa)vtls000847450
  • 2162157

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